Black Friday is a consumer spectacle
that is rife with excess and waste. However, there are some easy ways that we can reduce our environmental impacts. Here are five simple tips from FatWallet that can help to make your black Friday
1. Recycled Products: Try to find products that that are
made from recycled or biodegradable materials. For example, several book
publishers now only print books made from recycled paper.
2. Energy Efficient Electronics: When buying appliances
and electronic devices, check for items that are rechargeable or
energy-efficient. Look for the Energy Star logo.
3. Minimal Packaging: Look for products that use
4. Green Credit Cards: Use a green credit cards where a portion of each transaction that a customer makes goes towards support
for green charities or causes.
5. Reusable Bags: Pack all of the new purchases into
reusable shopping bags instead of plastic
these green tips.
Tips — Common products and their eco-friendly alternatives.
on shopping for eco-friendly gifts.
Buying — Examine products and ask the right questions.
Items — Seek reusable items with a long lifespan for waste reduction.
Shopping Green — Try shopping online or taking public transit
to cut down on gas emissions.
Green Tuesday — An environmentally
friendly shopping alternative.
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